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The Collection

1 Danes Terrace, Lincoln LN2 1LP, England
+44 1522 782040
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Modern museum

This museum focuses on archaeology and has large display areas. A visiting school group were... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jim W
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Prescot, United Kingdom
Don't be put off by the name!

It may sound like a posh gallery or clothes shop but this is a hidden museum. Free entry, unless... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Julie P
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Situated in the heart of historic Lincoln, The Collection brings together Lincoln's archaeology museum and the Usher Gallery in one fantastic visitor centre. The Collection includes a wealth of artefacts from the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, Roman, Saxon, Viking and Medieval eras as well as fine, decorative and contemporary visual arts. Now Open.....Play at The Collection is a free activity centre, bright and engaging; there's lots for younger children to do and a safe play space for babies. There is also plenty for older children to do in the museum including interactives, mosaic making and trails to follow. Enjoy our newly refurbished cafe run by Lincoln's premier tea and coffee specialists, Stokes of Lincoln.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1 Danes Terrace, Lincoln LN2 1LP, England
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+44 1522 782040
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum focuses on archaeology and has large display areas. A visiting school group were enjoying learning to march like Roman soldiers. Admission is free, although donations are encouraged.

Thank Jim W
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It may sound like a posh gallery or clothes shop but this is a hidden museum. Free entry, unless visiting an exhibition, this is a literal treasure trove of thousands of years worth of history from around the county mixing items encased behind glass with...More

Thank Julie P
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

We went to the opening of the current exhibition there, Lincoln, Bastion of the Air, detailing the city's major part in the manufacture of aircraft, particularly during the First World War (it being the centenary of the end of the War later this year), and...More

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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Popped in for a look round and stayed longer than expected. Interesting range of historical pieces to look at and plenty of information to aid interpretation. Entry is by donation or free. Cafe on site but didn’t try it.

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Reviewed 5 May 2018

The building is quite modern and has numerous artefacts set in a modern way but there are still glass cases of artefacts that many dull type of museums display. It did not really excite me and I am not sure it is very interesting to...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

The museum is located not far from Steep Hill. There is a sign at the entrance that implies it is necessary to pay in order to enter. This is not true, it is a free museum. Contributions are very welcome but voluntary. This attitude we...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

When it first opened I didnt like it much, but over the years I have been back many times and I love the way it is now laid out, Kids can try on various bits of costume. There are also quite a few small interactive...More

1  Thank Poryu
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Soaked in history, this place is great to take all ages. There are activities for the children to do on their visit and always a timetable of events through the day.

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Went for a quick look around and ended up staying for about an hour, a lot of interesting ancient tools and weapons and clothes to try on.

1  Thank Tyler A
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

This is two buildings adjacent to each other. The Usher is the art gallery and there really are some great paintings. I particularly liked the Lowery. The other building holds the museum and again there are some interesting exhibits. With an hour of your time.

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Cheeky M
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Response from Caroline W | Property representative |
The Collection and Usher Gallery is fully wheelchair accessible with lifts and ramps for easy access. There is seating throughout both buildings and we do have a wheelchair that you could borrow if someone accompanied you... More
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